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LXiA April Networking Mixer & Guest Speaker Q&A

Featuring Diego Molano, Creator of Victor and Valentino

Date: Tuesday, April 30th

Guest Speaker Q&A at Cartoon Network Studios:6:30PM - 7:30PM

Networking Mixer at Story Tavern: 8PM - 9:30PM

Location: Cartoon Network Studios, 300 N. Third Street, Burbank, CA 91502. Entry to the event will be near Palm Avenue and Glenoaks.

Come out to our LXiA April Networking Mixer & Guest Speaker Q&A with Creator Diego Molano. The Q&A will take place at Cartoon Network Studios, and immediately be followed by a Networking Mixer at Story Tavern.

The Q&A will focus on Diego Molano's career path as a Background Layout Artist, Character Designer, Storyboard Artist, and developing and pitching his own original show ideas. This talk will be geared to those interested in learning about the artistic roles in animation, and using that knowledge and experience as a Creator of an original animated series.

There are two LXiA EventBrite RSVP Tickets. One RSVP ticket includes both the Q&A and Networking Mixer. The other RSVP ticket includes only the Networking Mixer. Both EventBrite tickets are FREE.

Cartoon Network Studios is a closed studio. Must RSVP via EventBrite in order to guarantee entry to the event. No guests allowed.

Parking Directions

There is street parking available on Palm Ave. There is a parking structure located on Palm Ave. next to the restaurant, Pampas. There is also a parking structure available next to the Police/Fire station that might have available spots. The entrance to the theater will be located by the corner of Palm Ave. and Glenoaks.

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Diego Molano

Creator, Victor and Valentino 

Diego Molano is the creator of Cartoon Network’s upcoming animated series, Victor and Valentino. Based on his original short featured in the studio’s global Artists Program, Victor and Valentino is a supernatural adventure comedy that follows two half-brothers who spend a summer with their grandma in Monte Macabre, a small and mysterious town, where the myths and legends of Mesoamerican folklore come to life. 

Previously, Molano worked as a storyboard artist on Cartoon Network’s Emmy-nominated series, The Powerpuff Girls. Additionally, Molano has worked on Adult Swim’s Black Dynamite, Superjail! and China, IL. Molano is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
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LXiA Merchandise

Order your LXiA Unisex T-Shirt. The Unisex T-Shirt features our logo on the front, and is made of super soft fabric with a trendy fit. Shirts are available in all sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL. Shirts are available for purchase for $25, and are available in Navy or Black. Orders can be shipped or picked up for free at our events.

Proceeds will benefit LXiA and will help us plan successful events, programs, and much more!


To place your order, follow the link:
 
https://squareup.com/store/latinx-in-animation

 
 
 
 
 
 

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4th Annual Ground Zero Animation Expo 2019

LatinX in Animation is excited to announce that we will be an official sponsor for the 4th Annual Ground Zero Animation Expo 2019.

Ground Zero Animation Expo is an annual event held in Orange County, CA. For the 2019 4th Annual GZA Expo it will be held at The Boys and Girls Club of Stanton, and will take place June 8th and June 9th from 10AM - 6PM.

The Expo caters to those interested in breaking into the animation industry or anyone who appreciates animated films, shows, and shorts. The event also focuses on all parts of the industry from illustration, publishing, stop motion, fabricating and claymation/puppetry to character design, 3D modeling, prop/background design and much more.

Industry professionals are there to share all day at their tables, through panels, demos, lectures, workshop and during unique one on interactions. Ground Zero is a grassroots show that has a big impact.


GZAEXPO Website: https://gzaexpo.com/

Instagram: @gzaexpo | Facebook: @gzaexpo Twitter:

2019 GZAEXPO Tickets On Sale Now: Tickets Link
General Admission - Saturday, June 8th- $11.48
General Admission - Sunday, June 9th- $11.48
Panel + General Admission - Saturday, June 8th- $16.73
Panel + General Admission - Sunday, June 9th- $16.73

 
 
 
 

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Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival
July 31 - August 4
LALIFF Website: https://latinofilm.org


The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival is the premier international event dedicated to showcasing the entirety of human experience from the Latino perspective, whether through film, television, digital, music, art, or any other vehicle, regardless of platform.
 

LALIFF 2019 Submissions Open
Deadline: April 26th
Submissions FAQ: https://latinofilm.org/submissions/

 
 

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LightBox Expo 2019

LightBox Expo will take place from Friday September 6th through Sunday September 8th at the Pasadena Convention Center. Over 250 of the best artists from the Animation, Live-Action, Illustration, and Gaming industries coming together for the ultimate celebration of art.

LightBox Expo Website: https://www.lightboxexpo.com/

LightBox Expo Tickets On Sale March 6th: 
https://www.lightboxexpo.com/tickets/

 
 
 

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Hola Mexico Film Festival
Tomorrow's Filmmakers

Deadline: April 12
Link: https://www.holamexicoff.com/tomorrows-filmmakers/

Supported by some of the most important film organizations in the world, TFT brings together Latinx filmmakers based in Los Angeles for an immersive experience aiming to connect them to resources for career advancement and to develop a creative community of like-minded individuals. TFT Participants will hear and interact with industry professionals working in the United States and Latin America during exclusive sessions focused on directing, film festivals, entertainment law, finding representation, among other vital subjects for anyone seeking a career in film and/or television.

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
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Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles

April 11 - 14
Regal L.A. Live
Link: 
https://www.indianfilmfestival.org

Now in its 17th year, the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) is a nonprofit organization devoted to a greater appreciation of Indian cinema and culture by showcasing films and promoting the diverse perspectives of the Indian diaspora.

The four-day festival is the premiere platform for the latest in cutting-edge global Indian cinema and bridges the gap between the two largest entertainment industries in the world – Hollywood and India. The festival will showcase nearly 25 films from the Indian filmmaking community across the globe, host the highly anticipated Opening and Closing red carpet Galas, and the Closing Awards ceremony.


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Best of GLAS Animation Festival 2019

April 14
The Downtown Independent
Link: 
 https://squareup.com/store/glasanimation

We celebrate the closing of the 4th annual GLAS Animation Festival by presenting the ‘Best Of’ screening at the Los Angeles Downtown Independent. Don't miss your chance to see the films that picked up prizes at this year's festival (along with a few favorites of ours!) in this special screening. We'll also have some exclusive merch available at the theater, including the 2019 GLAS Animation poster, and this year's festival bag. Tickets available now, full film list TBA - check back soon for more details and announcements!


 
 
 
 
 
 
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Missing Link

April 12
Laika
Director: Chris Butler
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis

The charismatic Sir Lionel Frost considers himself to be the world's foremost investigator of myths and monsters. The trouble is none of his small-minded high-society peers seems to recognize this. Sir Lionel's last chance for acceptance by the adventuring elite rests on traveling to America's Pacific Northwest to prove the existence of a legendary creature. A living remnant of Man's primitive ancestry. The Missing Link.